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The Light shines!
An Advent recollection to a shelter for girls
An Advent recollection was held for the girls of a shelter. The theme of the recollection was “The Light shines in the darkness” (John 1:5). The team was led by Sr Rachel from Tagaytay community, with 3 missionary disciples - Joy, Grace and Joyce - and 2 misioneros, James and Bong. There was a welcome talk and testimony given by the disciples, as well as dynamics, a catechesis by Sr Rachel, the Holy Eucharist and a workshop.
The activity wrapped up with a very fruitily sharing of fruits! The girls did not want to stop sharing!
One girl shared she is an orphan and does not have a family that she can look forward to go home to. She experienced from the recollection that she is not alone because Jesus is with her always.
Another one shared she had a lot of struggles in this time of pandemic that many times she wanted already to give up but she discovered light. There is light on her darkness. It gave her courage to continue and not to give up.
The fruit for Joyce was to be thankful for our life and to share our light to others. For Joy it was spending time and giving the word of God to those children was very fulfilling. It shows how God is strongly and really moving in our life. That even, when we are at our worst moment of life, there is someone who will light our way and will lead us to the real light which is Jesus. Hearing their situations give me the boost to continue bringing light to others.
Let us pray for our mission, and ask for the grace this Christmas to continue to bring comfort to the world of today.
With thanks to Friends of Verbum Dei for supporting this advocacy work
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